Fredericksburg, VA Child and Teen Counseling

Child and Teen Therapy – Counseling and Therapists in Fredericksburg, VA

Mental health disorders in children are more common today than ever before. Parents need to be informed about what a mental health disorder is, who it effects and how it can be treated. Our child counselors are here to help you wade through the information and misconceptions out there and answer all your questions.

What is a mental health disorder?

Mental health disorders can be defined as a behaviour that negatively impacts a person’s ability to function to the same extent as their peers. When we apply this to a child or teen we can see that a broad range of behaviours may fall under this umbrella definition and it’s important to keep in mind the severity of the behaviour. A child who gets angry does not have disordered behaviour, but a child who reacts to most situations with anger and is losing friends and falling behind in school because of it might. A child who is shy would not fit the definition, but a child who is socially withdrawn and experiences anxiety when faced with having to go out might.

Who is most at risk of suffering from a mental health issue?

Just like with any other health concern there is no equation that tells us who will or will not be susceptible to suffering from a mental health issue in their lifetime. There are a few factors, though, that can increase the odds:

  • Family history of a mental health diagnosis
  • Environmental factors, such as trauma (either physical or emotional), stress or significant changes
  • Lifestyle choices, such as substance use

How can I help my child or teen if I suspect they have a mental health disorder?

The best outcomes for children or teens who are exhibiting the signs of a disorder is to seek treatment for them as soon as possible. Talking to a child counselor who has been trained in spotting the signs of illness and have the experience of working with different types of disorders can be your best source of information and support. They will talk you through the next steps and help create a plan to change the negative behavior.

Call our office today at 540-322-5424 for more information and to set up an appointment.

Thriveworks Counseling Fredericksburg

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 16 5 1 16 reviews. See all reviews
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Best therapist I’ve ever had

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I had the best luck with finding Krista! She helped me through so much. The doctors were quick to put me on several medications which made me feel worse with my anxiety and depression. So she helped me find different natural ways of coping. She had the best advice, it was honestly kind of a sad day when I realized I didn’t need her anymore. But I know who I’m going back to if I ever need someone to talk to again! Krista if you see this please know you helped save my life! Thank you!
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Office Manager

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I called and spoke with the office mgr Sandra on the phone..Man! She kept me laughing as she worked hard to accommodate my request, but due to my work schedule she could not find a good time for me, but she was so professional and pleasant , patient on the phone..i will definitely be calling back to Thriveworks to schedule an appointment as soon as my schedule allows..
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Client

★★★★★
Colette was very easy to talk to and going to her has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend to anyone else in need of a therapist!
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Client

★★★★★
I just want to say that since beginning counseling at Thriveworks that it has been the best choice I could have made for myself. I know everyone goes into counseling with their own ideas of what to expect from their counselors. But Thriveworks Fredericksburg has the most comfortable atmosphere, my counselor is Amazing, and the staff is professional every time I call to schedule my recurring appts! If you need help Thriveworks Fredericksburg is the place to call! All I can say is kudos to Aimee K! Thank you!!
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Excellent Staff!

★★★★★
The Thriveworks Team was PHENOMINAL! They were extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. The counseling services I received was Exceptional!
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Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy.

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Happy with everything except the 48 hr cancellation policy. 24hrs is pretty standard and more feasible when you have children.
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I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert.

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I’m very relieved to have finally started therapy sessions with Robert. It’s taken me a while to make this move towards dealing with some outstanding hurts. I’m certain I’ve come to the right place.
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Had a great first session with Annu.

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Had a great first session with Annu.
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Great service all around.

★★★★★
Great service all around. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks in the future.
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Professional and helpful

★★★★★
Colette Brooks is the consummate professional in coaching and providing services. Ms. Brooks is approachable, non-judgmental, and extremely resourceful. She has a willingness to go above and beyond in an effort to help individuals over-come the many challenges life brings with it. Ms. Brooks is one of the most caring providers you will come across.
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A Divine Amazing Encounter with Colette Brooks”

★★★★★
When I first spoke to Colette Brooks, her coaching skills was nothing short of divine, amazing and full of discernment. She was able to ask all the right questions and listen attentively to my ideas and turn my dream ideas into a business idea that I am more than overjoyed to be currently pursing. I am elated that I met her and it also did not hurt that she lead me to a degree where I am saving thousands of dollars per year. I am more than impressed with her coaching, counseling and 20 plus years of Human Resources and business knowledge. She is the real deal!! I know that my life, those ideas I had that linger within me that I was afraid to step out on and my family/legacy that I want to leave behind will forever be grateful to her kind, graceful wisdom and also her patience.
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Everyone is very

★★★★★
Everyone is very nice and patient there. I appreciate all that they do.
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**

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Person answering phone who claims to be office manager, not helpful at all. Kept cutting me off as I was trying to explain my situation. Upon learning no new patients being accepted by the one counselor that specialized with our situation. I then asked if there was someone a director or another counselor I could maybe speak to for advice as to another facility, option plan or next step. But according to her she was the one with the know with all and that I would be told the same thing by them, that there was no availability at that location, (not what I was asking). My advice would be to be considerate of people calling we are most certainly dealing with pretty difficult situations and if this is the first person at the forefront taking the calls I wonder how many others have been left disappointed and needing help?
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It was Great

★★★★★
It was great ! Thank you for your help can't wait to see you again.
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First session went great

★★★★☆
I think we have a couple more sessions left..but our first session went great.
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Mrs

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Just called. You state no waiting list on website. The first thing I was asked was about insurance coverage and second is can we put you on a wait list? How long is the list? Oh probably January. Like the middle end or start of January- no idea! No thanks
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  • 701 Kenmore Ave #105
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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